Displaying items by tag: Surface Book

In light of Apple's latest "what's a computer" campaign, pitting ultra-reliable, richly app-laden iPads with long battery life against cheap Windows computers, are Kogan's notebooks a good deal?

Published in Home Tech

Microsoft is preparing a campaign to neutralise the announcement last week by consumer goods testing publication Consumer Reports that four of its Surface-branded devices are not up to the mark as far as reliability is concerned.

Published in Hardware

Microsoft announced late last week that it’s holding a special Surface event in Shanghai, promising to “show the world what’s next.”

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Friday, 28 April 2017 09:47

Microsoft Surface sales go south in 3Q

Sales of Microsoft's Surface tablets and laptops have fallen by 26% in the third quarter of the current financial year, a drop of US$285 million compared to the figures for the corresponding quarter in the last financial year.

Published in Market
Saturday, 07 January 2017 17:20

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 coming in March 2017

Microsoft is planning to launch its updated Surface Pro 5 — a hybrid two-in-one tablet with optional keyboard cover — in March 2017, according to the Chinese-language Economic Daily Report.

Published in Home Tech

Microsoft says that November was its best month yet for Surface sales but offered no numbers to back up the claims.

Published in Hardware
Friday, 25 November 2016 13:40

There is much more beneath the Surface

OPINION: A few years ago, the face of personal computing started to change from boring black and beige notebook and desktop PCs and Macs to new form factors. Surface, iPad Pro, hybrid, two-in-one — whatever you want to call them — have become the next great hope of personal computing.

Published in Strategy

One side says there will be no new Surface Pro mobile devices announced and no new Surface Phone on 26 October, but the other side says there will be.

Published in Home Tech
Monday, 10 October 2016 09:49

What is Microsoft planning on 26 October?

ANALYSIS Microsoft has issued invitations to a launch in New York. Inevitably this sets the gossip mongers “mongering”. Here is what iTWire has found.

Published in Hardware
Saturday, 20 August 2016 15:35

Incase you like to travel in style

You like to travel in style – why not extend that courtesy to your laptop, notebook, MacBook et al?

Published in Books
Thursday, 18 August 2016 09:04

What is a computer? Cortana and Siri disagree

Microsoft’s latest social media campaign is very reminiscent of Apple’s “Get a Mac” TV campaign. Only this time the shoe or is that designer sneaker is on the other foot.

Published in Market

Since its release last October, the Surface Book has been subject to “Sleep of Death” bugs. While subsequent firmware updates improved the issue, the latest updates finally appear to fix all.

Microsoft's Surface line, reported as one of its better earners in its most recent quarterly results, suffers from a bug which has come to be referred to as Sleep of Death.

Published in Home Tech

Some of Microsoft’s Surface Book and Pro 4, especially with the i7 processor, have suffered from sleeping sickness – where a cold boot (size 9 or larger) is needed to reactivate it after it goes to sleep.

Published in Hardware

The Australian tablets market suffered another hefty drop in 2015, declining 18.5%. Research firm Telsyte has released its latest study of the shrinking tablets market in Australia, with Apple and Microsoft ‘set to battle it out for touch screen device dominance’ in 2016 as the two-in-one market emerges.

Published in Mobility
Monday, 07 March 2016 16:49

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (review)

Light, bright, ultra-portable, durable, very powerful and touch enabled - Surface defines the Windows 10, hybrid detachable category.

Sunday, 31 January 2016 13:48

Microsoft did have a merry Xmas

Beneath the Surface lies profit – sales of the range were up 29% (US$1.35B) in the quarter ended 31 December, 2015. Of course it did well in other product lines too.

Published in Listed Tech

Microsoft’s new Surface Book is the ultimate tab-book - a combined tablet and a notebook - and it lives up to all its promises.

Top Microsoft blogger Paul Thurrott says the ongoing problems with the recently released Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book equate to Microsoft’s Surfacegate.

Published in Fuzzy Logic
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